Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Broome artists to present workshops for local community

    3/09/2021 4:00 PM
    • Workshops to be delivered with local artists in Broome
    • Funding awarded as part of Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program
    • Project to create positive outcomes for both the artists and participants

    New community arts workshops will be delivered in Broome thanks to funding from the McGowan Government's Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.


    The Kimberley Arts Network (KAN) will receive $29,800 to present inclusive workshops by local professional artists in photography, fibre/weaving, music and works on paper.


    The artists will also have an opportunity to develop their skills by presenting the workshops alongside indigenous artist mentees.


    KAN will work with the Broome Community Recovery Centre to open the workshops to the wider community.


    KAN is a member-based, volunteer-run organisation that promotes and advances local art practice. It has developed a variety of initiatives such as the Broome Fringe Festival, networking events as well as hosted visiting artists and supported local artists to generate income.


    Applications are now open to the Creative Communities program. Initiatives must engage communities and be delivered in partnership with a local government, school or community group.


    Creative Communities is delivered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest. More information can be found here: www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/arts-funding/creative-communities-covid-19-recovery-program.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The Creative Communities program is continuing to tackle complex social environmental and economic issues by helping establish social connection, strength and resilience through participation in community arts.


    "These workshops in Broome will support employment and development opportunities for local artists. They also increase access and inclusion for the community, who otherwise may have limited access to arts and culture.


    "I am proud the State Government is supporting the Kimberley Arts Network to deliver this important initiative. I encourage you to apply to the fantastic Creative Communities program."


    Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:


    "The Kimberley Arts Network is such a fantastic local initiative and I am delighted that it is receiving funding through the McGowan Government's Creative Communities program.


    "I look forward to hearing about the workshops and seeing the works produced by participants."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400